University of Iowa School for Art

University of Iowa School for Art – Building

Design: Steven Holl Architects

The School of Art & Art History at the University of Iowa, which also opened in September 2006, is awarded for successfully negotiating its site at the crossing of two orthogonal paths in the campus, at a place where the city grid is interrupted by natural landscape in the form of a small lagoon and a limestone bluff. The jury writes “This engagement with the conditions of the elements of the site is one of the scheme’s most striking aspects. It feels like this would be a very good place in which to make and study art.”

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Busan Opera House Building

Busan Opera, BOH Korea Design Contest

Design: Peter Ruge Architekten

A thin skin, protecting from the sun and water connects the two buildings, leaving in between a pathway open for the public. This supports Busan’s natural flow from mountain to the ocean, creating a good harmony between urban space and architecture.
The new landmark of Busan’s Opera House reflects the natural and urban energies and connects it to the performing arts spaces of “Madangnoli”, at the Mountain Plaza and the Sunrise Plaza, an urban harmony with a folk performance played by ordinary people.

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Lazika Municipality Georgia

Lazika Municipality Georgia – Building

Design: Architects of invention

A new municipality building for a city which is yet to come into being – Lazika. This marine, economic and commercial centre was intended to be one of the largest cities in Georgia but its future hangs in the balance.
The young UK-Georgia-based architecture practice Architects of Invention designed this steel-structured building as a part of the development of a new city on the Black Sea coast. The brief was to create a Public Service Hall, a Wedding Hall and Municipal Offices.

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America's Cup Pavilion Valencia

America’s Cup Pavilion Valencia – Edificio Veles e Vents

Design: David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects’ ‘Veles e Vents’ building in Valencia temporarily became ‘The Paddock Club’ – the central hospitality venue for the European Grand Prix, in 2008.
Originally built as the hospitality building for the 2007 America’s Cup, and located at the centre of the Valencia Street Circuit, the building’s decks provided incredible 360 degree views of the course, including several corners and the main port-side straight, where drivers reached speeds of up to 320 km/h.

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Reanimate The Ruins Competition

Reanimate The Ruins Competition – Detroit

Reanimate The Ruins Architecture Contest

Detroit Design Contest, Michigan, USA by Parallel Projections

Detroit, once the fourth largest city in America and Michigan’s primary Metropolis, has recently filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the United States.
Among the many reasons for Detroit’s decline, two stand out: an undiversified economic model, reliant on the production and sale of automobiles, and an unprecedented degree of sprawl. Detroit is the most job sprawled city in the United States, stretching essential services beyond capacity.

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Library of Kunming University of Science and Technology

Library of Kunming University

Architect: STUDIO TWIST

The Library of Kunming University of Science and Technology is regarded as the symbolic center of the university campus.
The building form resembles stacked cubes on a plinth with bi-axial symmetry and a vertical central atrium. The central circular atrium serves as the spiritual center as well as the main vertical circulation of the library.

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